Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CPA's Spring House Tour features two Woodlawn estates

Two restored suburban Woodlawn estates of radically different styles will be featured on Cincinnati Preservation Association's (CPA) 2013 Spring House Tour, to be held April 27 from 1 P.M.-5 P.M.

The International-style Frederick and Harriet Rauh House, at 10068 Leacrest Road, was built in 1938 and is one of the first of its style in Ohio. CPA acquired the property in September 2011 from donor Emily Rauh Pulitzer and has restored the house from a state of dilapidation, even recreating its original landscape plan.

The privately-owned "Windy Hill", a Colonial Revival-style house at 348 Grove Road, was built in 1936 for real estate broker Albert J. Mayer, Jr. and his wife Angela. Inside, there are beautiful antiques and artwork, a stunning kitchen, and a hand-painted mural that recreates a scene from Chinese fabric.

Tickets are $25 for CPA members and $30 for guests and can be obtained online, by calling (513) 721-4506, or by e-mail at info@cincinnatipreservation.org.

CPA requests that interested parties order tickets by April 22 in order for event tickets and maps to be mailed. Ticket requests received after April 22 will be held at the will call location at the Rauh House.

The event is sponsored by Architects Plus, Crapsey & Gilles Contractors, and the Kroger Company.

Photos courtesy of CPA, CPA/Jeffrey Jakucyk

Previous reading on BC:
April CPA program to highlight Modern architecture, Pulitzer winner (3/22/13)
First CPA talk to examine City's pre-Civil War heritage (1/25/13)
$300K Haile grant to restore gardens at historic Crosley estate (1/2/13)
CPA annual meeting, awards to highlight Zoo's stewardship initiatives (11/15/12)
Photos: Riverside's Wright houses (11/2/12)